Group Activities with Older Adults


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If you have responsibility for providing activities for older adults and you aren\’t sure whether what you are providing is effective, or you have exhausted all your own activity ideas then this book is for you. This clear and easy-to-use resource provides the tools you require to develop and implement a range of activities that meet the needs of your group.

The book is structured around the ten areas of activity need:

  • Cognitive
  • Creative
  • Cultural
  • Educational/Employment
  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Self-esteem
  • Sensory
  • Social
  • Spiritual

This book is a resource of activity ideas with hints, tips and suggestions for successful planning and delivery, and guidance on recording and evaluating activity programmes. It explores some of the adaptations required to meet the needs of younger clients, those with dementia, and those with communication difficulties.

This is an ideal resource for anyone working with elderly people wanting to improve on an existing activity programme, or wishing to commence one.


  • Part 1: Making Group Activities Work:
    • The Benefits of Groups
    • Ensuring Group Effectiveness
    • Planning a Programme
    • Meeting the Needs of Different Client Groups
    • Evaluation and Documentation
  • Part 2: Group Activities: The Ten Areas of Need Approach

Suggested Readership:
Groupwork and activity organisers working with the elderly

About the Author:
Vicki Dent
is a qualified occupational therapist in the UK with experience in caring for the elderly in residential, nursing and day care settings. She currently works for Westminster Health Care as Head of Activities and Community Liaison.

[ISBN: 9780863883422; 144 pages]

[Author: Vicki Dent; Age Suitability: Elderly]

Additional information

Weight 0.272155422 kg